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Vito Pittaro papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2086

Abstract

Papers (1891-1952) of Vito Pittaro (1864-1951), a banker, journalist, author, playwright, and poet from Stamford, Connecticut, include biographical materials, correspondence, typescripts, writings, notary papers, memorabilia, miscellany, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also included are records of and information pertaining to the Italian Cooperative and Investment Company (Stamford), the Stamford Italo-American Historical Society, La Societa Operaia, and Societa Italiana di Mutuo Succorso Vittorio Emanuele III.

Dates

  • 1891-1952

Creator

Language of Materials

Italian and English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Vito Pittaro (1864-1951), a prominent business and civic leader in the Stamford, Connecticut Italian community, was born in San Fele, Province of Potenza, Italy. He graduated from the Universita di Napoli, and came to the United States when he was 26, settling in Stamford around 1894. He was editor of several Italian American serials and newspapers, and co-founder, with Pietro P. Vescio, of La Tribuna in Stamford. He also founded La Societa Operaia and the Istituto Italiano di Stamford (1910), and was the author of a history of the Italians in Stamford. Pittaro was also a banker, taught night school classes, was the first Italian notary public in Stamford, and was active in the Italian Co-operative and Commercial Co. (Stamford, Connecticut). Vito Pittaro died in 1951.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Title
Inventory of the Vito Pittaro papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-4800